On the heels of their FEVER DREAM album release, Of Monsters and Men unveiled a new video for “Wild Roses” on Thursday (Oct. 17).
The clip shows singer Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir in a dark pool, delving into a haunting interpretive dance while the pop beat plays. Blood fills the water and tears fill her eyes, and the water mimics her movements, paying tribute to Scandinavian horror classics.
“Wild Roses’ shows an introverted side to the album and is inspired by what it is like to lean into your sadness. We wanted to capture that feeling in a performance for the music video, while bringing out a bit of uneasiness as well,” Nanna said in a press statement. “So, we brought on choreographer Stella Rosenkranzto help create the movements you see. We also knew that we wanted to shoot the video in water with a bit of blood. To achieve this, director Þóra Hilmars immediately came to mind. We had talked about working together for years, and knew she would be perfect for a Scandi horror-inspired music video. The video was shot in a span of 12 hours in a beautiful and eerie swimming pool in Hafnaförður, Iceland, hours before going to the airport and starting our Fever Dream tour. We’re very happy with the outcome and are truly excited to share this with everyone.”
The band’s FEVER DREAM tour heads to Europe next week. Check out the full list of dates here, and watch the “Wild Roses” video below.